Bridges provide connectivity and passage over physical obstacles, be it a body of water, a valley, a canal, or other barriers. In our journey through life, we must seek out these passages that will allow us to overcome difficulties and limitations. Should we end up in a place where a bridge should have been built but wasn't, we can always build one. We can construct it ourselves or better yet, enlist the help of others. It is important not to allow obstacles to hinder us from continuing our meaningful voyage. What's even more important is that we build bridges of friendship, love, and understanding along the way.
I certainly love bridges! I enjoy looking at them, taking snapshots of them, and crossing them (especially the rickety hanging ones).
So happy am I to have received this Tyne Bridge postcard which was stamped in the Netherlands. Arnolda told me that she picked up this stunning postcard of the steel arch bridge during her trip to the United Kingdom.
"The Tyne Bridge was designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson who based their design on the Hell Gate Bridge in New York and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The bridge was completed on 25 February 1928 and opened on 10 October by King George V and Queen Mary, who were the first to use the roadway travelling in their Ascot landau. The bridge is a landmark within Newcastle and currently stands as the tenth tallest structure in the city. The bridge spans 531 feet (162 m) from pier to pier and the total height measures 59 meters above the river level.
Tram lines were initially built into the bridge structure, but were subsequently removed. Some vestiges of these remain, such as redundant fixings for overhead power lines. Tram car No. 289 was the last Newcastle tram to run into Gateshead over the Tyne Bridge on Sunday, 5 March 1950." (Source: Wikipedia.org)
These three awesome stamps were pasted on the back of the card.
The stamp on the left was issued in 1989 to commemorate the 40 years of the founding of the North American Treaty Organization (NAT0). It features the flags of the NATO-member countries. Can you help me with the other two?
Wishing you happy journeys...
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